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Law on the Protection of Designs (as amended up to Law of October 19, 2013)

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Year of current version:2014
Date of entry into force of original text:June 1, 2004
Date of Text (Enacted):March 12, 2003
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
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Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Design (Designgesetz - DesignG) Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Design (Designgesetz - DesignG), Complete document (pdf) [265 KB] Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Design (Designgesetz - DesignG), Complete document (htm) [265 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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